• The Panhandle convenience store, a Fort Mill and Indian Land landmark, was torn down to make way for a new convenience store.
• Martin Dickey, band director from Tennessee, was named associate director of the Fort Mill High School Band.
• Fort Mill’s American Legion baseball team won its first round playoff series, defeating Richland three games to two.
• Fort Mill police arrested three Rock Hill men on charges of raping a Fort Mill girl earlier in the month.
• Postmaster T. W. Derrick announced formation of a new rural route, Route 4, for the Fort Mill Post Office.
• The Fort Mill swim team, coached by Bill Gaither in his first year at the helm, won the Leroy Springs Aquatics event at Springs Park.
• Pam Hoffman, rising senior at Fort Mill High School, returned from Los Angeles, where she attended the National Meeting of the Future Homemakers of America.
• American Legion Auxiliary officers for the next term were installed in Fort Mill. Mrs. C.B. Smith was president and Mrs. L.A. Graham Sr., was vice-president.
• Superintendent A.O. Jones Jr., announced Joseph H. Nesbitt would be the new principal at Fort Mill High School.
• Cody Smith of Fort Mill upset veteran York County Treasurer D.D. McCarter in a runoff election for county treasurer.
• Scores of fellow officers from across the Carolinas were among hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Rural Police officer Elliott Harris, 25, who was gunned down at a traffic stop on Hwy. 21, near McKoy’s store.
• Major George W. Potts of Fort Mill was chosen to fill the vacancy on the Rural Police Force caused by the death of Officer Harris.
• The new Belk building was nearing completion. The upper floor was to be occupied by Dr. J.L. Spratt and the lower floor by a barbershop and restaurant.
• After some much needed work, the streets of Fort Mill were in better shape than they had been in several years.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.